America has created more prosperity for more people than any nation in history. America has defended more freedom than any nation in history.
"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it - and the glow from that fire can truly light the world." Which president said that? Bush? Reagan? Or Kennedy?
Just days before Pearl Harbor, U.S. strategy was this: "The United States desires that Japan commit the first overt act." But 2,403 Americans died on the "first overt act." If Iran is allowed to "commit the first overt act," many more Israelis will be dead. Possibly, Israel will be gone.
President Bush and America are supposedly weakened because of our responsibilities around the world and Bush's enemies at home. While we may not welcome our responsibility in Iran, we certainly cannot shrink from it.
President Kennedy had a nuclear confrontation. He did not shrink from it. President Reagan saw the danger from communism. He did not shrink from it. President Bush confronts the radical media, radical Democrats and Muslim terrorists. He does not shrink from the terrorists. He cannot shrink from his responsibilities on the danger from Iran.
The quote above was from Kennedy, in his inaugural address. Were we a better nation then? Have we become too weary to defend freedom?
Iran simply must not be allowed to get nuclear weapons. The glow from that fire would really light the world.
Mike Fulford, Evans
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